Fraserburgh housing project back on track

Councillor Charles Buchan.

Councillor Charles Buchan.

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A development site that had an uncertain future after the crash of a construction site is back on track after a new contractor was found.

The £5.1 million project in the Barrasgate area of Fraserburgh has been in limbo since Dundee- based Muirfield Contracts went into administration earlier this year.

Aberdeenshire Council quickly vowed to find a new contractor and have now confirmed that Robertson Construction will take over.

A total of 30 low-energy homes will be erected in Barrasgate as part of the council’s three-year vision to boost affordable housing in the area.

Fraserburgh & District Councillor Charles Buchan is glad that the project can now move forward.

He said: “I am delighted the problems caused by the failure of Muirfield has eventually been resolved and the much needed Barrasgate Road Eco Home development can be completes.

“It is good that tenants, and prospective householders, are soon to get these longed for upgrades.”

MP for the Banff and Buchan constituency said it was ‘very good news’ for the town.

She added: “There is an urgent need for affordable housing in Fraserburgh and I look forward to this project being completed as soon as possible so that these properties can help meet local demand.”